Federer, Azarenka Named Top Seeds At London Olympics
As expected, World No. 1s Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka were named top seeds at the upcoming tennis competition at the 2012 London Olympics. Neither player has won the singles gold.
Federer and countryman Stanislas Wawrinka teamed for gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also lost in the bronze medal match at the 2000 Sydney games to Arnaud Di Pasquale.
In her only previous Olympics singles event, Azarenka lost to Venus Williams in the third round at 2008 Beijing. The Belarussian and Federer both regained No. 1 after Wimbledon.
Bob and Mike Bryan (USA), bronze medallists in Beijing, are top seeds in the men’s doubles, with defending champions Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka seeded No. 6. Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond (USA) are seeded No. 1 in the women’s doubles, while defending champions the Williams sisters are unseeded.
The seeds for the doubles are based on the combined rankings of each team, with each player using the higher of their singles and doubles world rankings.
All seedings went according to the ATP/WTA rankings.
The Olympics draw gets made Thursday. The event begins on Saturday.
1. Roger Federer (SUI)
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
3. Andy Murray (GBR)
4. David Ferrer (ESP)
5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
7. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
8. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
9. Juan Monaco (ARG)
10. John Isner (USA)
11. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
12. Gilles Simon (FRA)
13. Marin Cilic (CRO)
14. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
15. Kei Nishikori (JPN)
16. Richard Gasquet (FRA)
1. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
2. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
3. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
4. Serena Williams (USA)
5. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
6. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
7. Angelique Kerber (GER)
8. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
9. Sara Errani (ITA)
10. Li Na (CHN)
11. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
12. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
13. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
14. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
15. Sabine Lisicki (GER)
16. Nadia Petrova (RUS)
1. Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)
2. Michael Llodra/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
3. Janko Tipsarevic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
4. Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski (POL)
5. Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek (CZE)
6. Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
7. Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna (IND)
8. Novak Djokovic/Victor Troicki (SRB)
1. Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond (USA)
2. Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (ITA)
3. Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova (RUS)
4. Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
5. Angelique Kerber/Sabine Lisicki (GER)
6. Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (RUS)
7. Flavia Pennetta/Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
8. Nuria Llagostera Vives/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
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